Preliminary results show one moderate, and one conservative candidate pulling ahead Tuesday night, and one race that was too close to call.
Spokane voters gave a big win to Tim Eyman’s latest anti-tax initiative strictly limiting vehicle registration fees to $30 a year, according to election results Tuesday.
An election official in Pennsylvania didn’t think anything of the absentee ballot application until he saw the out-of-this-world voting location. The New Castle News reports that the application to Lawrence County’s voter services department listed the location as “International Space Station, low Earth orbit.”
Nadine Woodward was winning the race for Spokane mayor Tuesday night, while voters approved a preemptive ban on a Spokane income tax, gave the legislature broad powers in case of a catastrophe and Tim Eyman may have scored a vehicle registration fee victory.
In the first call of the night, Ben Stuckart has conceded the race for Spokane Mayor to Nadine Woodward.
Analysis: Candidates for Spokane’s mayor have taken confusing, but understandable postures. So does either one have the advantage?
Tuesday’s election features a candidate running pretty much as the incumbent mayor, though he isn’t the incumbent mayor, against an opponent who for the most part concedes that she’s running against the incumbent mayor, though he is not.
Realtors dump more than $620,000 to influence Spokane elections, but not all agents like the group’s new spending
The Washington Realtors Political Action Committee has led the charge in breaking Spokane election-spending records this year. But not all local Realtors are pleased that their industry is taking center stage in this year’s heated contest for power at City Hall.
Time has come today, as the Chambers Brothers would say. But it’s not daylight saving time.
Council president race gets less civil, with Wendle defending doctored photograph, PAC calling her ‘reptile’
Cindy Wendle used a distorted photo of Breean Beggs in a recent mailer, and Wendle was the target of a recent uncivil ad calling her a “hollow-eyed reptile.” While Beggs condemned the attack on his opponent, Wendle defended the mailer.
The incumbent said he wants to see several development projects through to completion, while the challengers argue the six-member panel is not representing the entirety of Coeur d’Alene on major issues nor involving them enough in the policy-making process.
The $1.1 billion spending plan for 2020 is a good bedrock for whomever takes the office next year, Condon said Friday. But there are still several outstanding costs, including outfitting new police officers and long-term services for the homeless, that need to be addressed, he said.
While spending in Spokane elections have hit a record breaking $1 million, Spokane Valley’s election spending hasn’t surpassed $120,000, which is slightly above what candidates normally spend.
Lawyers disagree on whether new affirmative action programs under Referendum 88 will help or hurt veterans.
Mark Bullock and Andy Schenk both appear on the ballot for school director position No. 5 for the district in southern Spokane County. But Schenk resigned his post in July and public records indicate he’s moved out of the district, leaving Bullock as the only eligible candidate.
CdA council incumbent Gookin says he demands answers, while challenger Pereira says he’s ineffective
Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Dan Gookin says it’s his job to push for transparency. “I am the councilman who asks the tough questions,” he said. “I believe in transparency. I believe I represent the common people. My goal for my next term is we need to preserve the character and charm of the city.”
Political group that questions Nadine Woodward’s honesty had someone lie about their presidential support in an effort to get her to say she voted for Donald Trump.
Despite the unprecedented spending in this year’s municipal races, and a ballot filled with ideological opposites, the election of 2019 is on course to have the same voter turnout as recent years.
Like other cities in the West, homelessness in Spokane has risen even as the economy has grown.
Fairfield Town Councilwoman Jamie Paden is facing a challenge from Mark Matherly as she seeks to keep the position she was appointed to last year after it was vacated by a council member who moved. Paden said she started attending City Council meetings soon after she moved to Fairfield three years ago because she wanted to be involved in her new community.
With a week to go before city elections, the money race in Spokane is gathering speed.